Wednesday, October 13, 2010

On My Nightstand - Before Another Dies by Alton Gansky

Mayor  Madison "Maddy" Glenn decides to run for Congress. Trying to balance her position as mayor and running a political campaign prove exhausting.

Complications and danger stalk her footsteps as a murderer strikes three times in three days. What's a mayor to do? If you're Maddy, you start looking for answers.

A tantalizing mystery with enough red herrings to feed a very large fish, this story kept me going down the wrong path. Only when Maddy discovered the killer's identity did I find out whodunit.

The author did a great job with Maddy and the other characters. A little romance, a lot of inner turmoil, and a dangerous villain kept this book at the boiling point.

I'm looking forward to reading the third book in the series. It shot to the top of my Wish List after reading the first two stand-alone novels. I'm wondering what other trouble this likable mayor will face. If I were her, I'd consider retiring and moving to another part of the country.

14 comments:

lynnmosher said...

Hello, Susan! I'm a new follower. I don't know if it's just me or a site problem but the upper half of this post does not appear. I could only read it when I came to make a comment and clicked on original post. Thought you might want to know. Blessings to you! :D

sarah said...

this sounds great.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Lynn -

Thanks for becoming a follower!

If you go to Tools and click on compatibility view, it should solve your problem. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Sarah -

Thanks for stopping by. I think you'd enjoy this book if you like mysteries. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Faith Imagined said...

This does sound good! Thanks for the recommendation!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Alisa -

You're welcome. Thanks for stopping by.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Rhonda Schrock said...

I love mysteries. Can't remember if I've read Gansky before or not, but I'll have to look him up at the library. Thanks!

Marja said...

Haha, the mayor should retire... you could write the next one in the series, right!? :)
Thanks for recommending this.

Heather Sunseri said...

Oooh, that does sound good. So many of my friends review Historicals, that I'm always excited to come across a good suspense/thriller.
Thanks, Susan!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Marja -

LOL! Alton Gansky wrote all three books in the series. Each one is a stand-alone novel.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Heather -

I try to provide a mix of genres here. I'll be reviewing another Alton Gansky book in a few weeks.

There's plenty of action in this book. If you're a big mystery/thriller fan, you'll love this.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Rhonda -

This was my first Alton Gansky book, and I was impressed. He's multi-published and well-known in the industry.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Jean Fischer said...

This sounds good, Susan! I'll add it to my wish list, too.

Blessings.
Jean

PS-- I think certain browsers present a problem for viewing the top portion of your site. The ones I use don't have a "Tools" option. Like Lynn, I always go to the comment page and read the original post there.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jean -

Thanks for the tip. :)

Blessings,
Susan